Tendon-to-bone healing is one of the great clinical challenges in orthopedic surgery. Studies have demonstrated the promise of applications of hydroxyapatite nanocomposites in augmenting tendon repair. This chapter provides a state-of-the-art review of hydroxyapatite nanocomposites for tendon repair. The main focus will be describing basics of tendon-to-bone insertion, illustrating mechanisms of hydroxyapatite nanocomposites in tendon-to-bone insertion repair, highlighting recent advances in tendon/ligament repair using hydroxyapatite nanocomposites, and providing perspectives on the development of hydroxyapatite nanocomposites for use in tendon-to-bone repair.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Nanocomposites for Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration|
|Number of pages||24|
|State||Published - Feb 23 2016|
- Orthopedic interface
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)